Karen Jensen

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Standard on-line dictionaries offer a wealth of knowledge expressed in natural language form. We claim that such knowledge can and should be accessed by natural language processing systems to solve difficult ambiguity problems. This paper sustains that claim by describing a set of computational tools and techniques used to disambiguate prepositional phrase(More)
gent " functions f o r processing business correspondence and other texts in an ofice environment. This paper focuses on the initial objectives of the system: critiquing written material on points of grammar and style. The overall system is described, with some details of the implementation, the user interface, and the three levels of processing, especially(More)
Processing syntactically ill-formed language is an important mission of the EPISTLE system, lll-formed input is treated by this system in various ways. Misspellings are highlighted by a standard spelling checker; syntactic errors are detected and corrections are suggested; and stylistic infelicities are called to the user's attention. Central to the EPISTLE(More)
A technique is described for performing fitted parsing. After the rules of a more conventional syntactic grammar are unable to produce a parse for an input string, this technique can be used to produce a reasonable approximate parse that can serve as input to the remaining stages of processing. The paper describes how fitted parsing is done in the EP[STLE(More)
The experimental EPISTLE system is ultimately intended to provide office workers with intelligent applications for the processing of natural language text, particularly business correspondence. A variety of possible critiques of textual material are identified in this paper, but the discussion focuses on the system's capability to detect several classes of(More)
Online reference books may be thought of as knowledge bases. We describe here how information in the text of machine-readable dictionary entries can be processed to help determine the proper attachment of prepositional phrases and relative clauses; the resolution of some cases of pronoun reference; and the interpretation of dangling modifiers. This approach(More)
BACKGROUND Ethanol ('alcohol') is a partly hydrophobic detergent that may affect the accessibility of glycolipids thereby influencing immunological effects of these molecules. METHODS The study included cellular in vitro tests using α-galactosylceramide (αGalCer), and in vivo NOD mice experiments detecting diabetes incidence and performing behavioural and(More)